Post # 1
Ok so I have been running for several months now and I would love to start running in local races. My goal is to run a 10k before summer. Ideally, I would like to run in races that support causes that are dear to me, however, the first race that I would like to do in the next couple months is for Hunington disease. Now I don’t mind supporting this cause but I feel a little weird running in it, since I don’t know anyone personally that has been affeced from it. Is it wierd to run in races that have no personal signifigance to you? My husband says that if I wanna run then run, like Forest Gump did. So that’s basically where I stand. What do you ladies do, run in any run that comes up and works in your schedule, or do you wait for ones that are near and dear to you?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s weird. I think it would be a lovely way to learn more about the disease and meet others who have been affected by it. If I were a family member, I think I wouldn’t think it was weird you just wanted to run, and would be very touched if you tried to get to know more about the disease. 🙂
Post # 4
Thx for the reply. I went ahead and registered because this is something I have wanted to do for awhile and it is the first race that came up in my area. I am happy that my participation can help this cause but I am so shy! I am kind of freaking out now because I feel like maybe everyone is going to be with their affected family members trecking though the race, and I’m going to be running full speed when I have no place being there. Maybe I’m just overthinking this….
Post # 5
I run races all the time that mean nothing to me. In fact, I really haven’t ran a race that actually did have some charity effect on my life. For most races, about 20% of your fees go to that charity, so you are contributing without having to be out there as a huge advocate. Go, have fun, and enjoy yourself!
Post # 6
@Cash000: There will be a TON of people who are not family members or survivors themselves. Most people just enter races because they are in their timeline and fit their schedules. Really, I promise!
Post # 7
I can’t think that they would mind having more runners. Go for it and good luck!
Post # 8
Thanks ladies. You guys always make me feel better! =)
I am now officially excited!!!!!!
Post # 9
I run races all the time for causes that don’t necessarily affect me but the races happen to be in a time frame and distance I want to run…so don’t worry about it! The good cause is just a positive side effect of you running the race. 😉
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’ve run for all sorts of causes I know nothing about. Don’t worry, just sign up and have fun!